Miami, FL— Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates…

Miami, FL— Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) welcomes partner Mark S. Scott to its corporate and transactional practices. Scott comes to the firm from Becker & Poliakoff.

Scott practices in the corporate and transactional fields with a special emphasis on representation of German companies in connection with their inbound investments into the United States. He also counsels clients in corporate structuring and business planning, mergers and acquisitions, securities, private placements and real estate investments. He is experienced in handling complex transactions for a variety of industries.

Daniel A. Casey, Administrative Partner for K&L Gates’ Miami office, said: “As we continue to expand our presence in an international business center like Miami, Mark’s experience in both U.S. and European markets is a major asset. His corporate and transactional background is an ideal complement to our strengths in both Miami and Berlin.”

K&L Gates’ Chairman and Global Managing Partner Peter J. Kalis said: “With Mark’s arrival, we not only expand our corporate practice in Miami, but also create opportunities for the development of a strategic relationship between our Miami and Berlin offices.”

K&L Gates comprises approximately 1,400 lawyers in 22 offices located in North America, Europe and Asia, and represents capital markets participants, entrepreneurs, growth and middle market companies, leading FORTUNE 100 and FTSE 100 global corporations and public sector entities. For more information, visit

K&L Gates comprises multiple affiliated partnerships: a limited liability partnership with the full name Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP qualified in Delaware and maintaining offices throughout the U.S., in Berlin, and in Beijing (Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP Beijing Representative Office); a limited liability partnership (also named Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP) incorporated in England and maintaining our London office; a Taiwan general partnership (Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis) which practices from our Taipei office; and a Hong Kong general partnership (Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, Solicitors) which practices from our Hong Kong office. K&L Gates maintains appropriate registrations in the jurisdictions in which its offices are located. A list of the partners in each entity is available for inspection at any K&L Gates office.

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